Longines’ Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017 timepiece is one for anyone who loves designs that reminisce with the past. It’s available in steel, yellow gold and rose gold editions that are pure in form and function, while dripping with retro charm. Faceted dauphine hands, striped with a thin band of Super-Luminova, chart the passing of time above a pie pan dial. A small seconds guilloche subdial, along with Arabic numerals and applied indices, complete the picture. (Apparently, Longines Ambassador of Elegance and actress, Kate Winslet, fell in love with the watch while on a visit to the watch brand’s Saint-Imier headquarters, Switzerland; and we have her to thank for the watch’s looks.) Released in a numbered limited edition collection – 60 pieces for the gold versions, and 1957 watches for the steel – the alligator strap watches commemorate 60 years since Longines’ first Flagship timepiece was sold. As such, its caseback is adorned with an embossed image of a ship at full mast – just like the original. The automatic Calibre L609 with 42 hours power reserve powers the timepiece.
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Inspired by a model from 1945, this watch bears a brushed copper dial and a leather strap with a nubuck finish
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the world’s first non-stop solo transatlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh, this watch takes its looks from a historical Longines model that was co-designed by Lindbergh himself
Produced in collaboration with Charles Lindbergh after his momentous transatlantic flight, the original watch currently resides at the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier